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Notice of Staff Workshop #2 on
Data Responses and Issues Resolution for the
Carlsbad Energy Center Project
(07-AFC-6)

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a second workshop for the proposed Carlsbad Energy Center Project. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

The workshop will be held:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
1:00 - 5:00 P.M.*
and
5:30 - 7:00 PM.*

Hilton Garden Inn
6450 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

(Wheelchair Accessible)
(Map to Location)

* If all discussions and questions conclude early, workshop may end prior to this time

Purpose

The purpose of the workshop is to allow the applicant, staff, interested agencies, and the public to discuss responses submitted by the applicant to staff's second round of data requests issued on February 28, 2008, and to work towards resolving project issues. Subjects to be discussed include: Air Quality, Hazardous Material Management, Socioeconomics, Traffic and Transportation, Visual Resources, Waste Management and other areas as needed.

Background

On September 14, 2007, Carlsbad Energy Center, LLC, submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) seeking approval from the Energy Commission to construct and operate the Carlsbad Energy Center Project (CECP), a 558 megawatt (MW) combined-cycle generating facility to be located in the city of Carlsbad, in San Diego County. On October 31, 2007, the Energy Commission accepted the AFC as complete which initiated the Energy Commission staff's independent review of the proposed project. The proposed project site is an approximately 23-acre parcel within the 30-acre tank farm associated with the existing Encina Power Station. The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and deciding whether to approve applications for thermal power plants with a generating capacity of 50 MW or greater proposed for construction in California.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser provides the public with assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by email at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance of the workshop.

Questions and Access to Information

General information and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/carlsbad. Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media Office, at (916) 654-4989 or email mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. For general or technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Mike Monasmith, Project Manager, at (916) 654-4894 or email mmonasmi@energy.state.ca.us. If you are unable to attend the workshop, written comments may be sent to the staff's project manager electronically or to the Energy Commission's street address shown on the letterhead of this Notice. Please include "Docket No. 07-AFC-6" in referring to the case.





Date Posted: March 14, 2008 ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
 

________/signed/_______
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director,
Energy Facilities Siting Division

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